Joe Walsh – Life Of Illusion
I swear today’s news-cycle has me pondering our basic human values…!
What’s on your mind tonite…?
Um, anything in particular about today’s news cycle? (prolly regret asking this, won’t I?) I pretty much ignored the news after the early morning msnbc shows…I get up early, I sit down to watch, and pretty soon I’m asleep again, so don’t remember much.
Both, Dday’s report this morn, and then the slaughter of 16 Afghan civilians…! 8-(
It’s all about the Money…!
Oh…I know about the second, don’t think I read anything on the front page in the am…straight to Caturday, y’know.
Just watched the video…one line struck me…”it’s a waste of your day something about solutions”…made me think of my reaction to most job descriptions, or speeches by ceo’s or supervisors, etc., etc. I’m a bad employee fit for so much of business because I listen to them pontificating about the urgency necessary in accomplishing whatever tasks he/she deems soooo important…invariably I’m thinking…”this is so utterly un-important!”
Aah, Comfortably Numb…
Where/what is Caturday? I assume it must be about cats!
Here’s what set the tone for my morning cuppa Joe, tj…! Whistleblower Lawsuits Against Banks Extinguished in Foreclosure Fraud Settlement
Nice. neither here nor there but I have “Ohio” stuck in my head. My daughter likes whatever they listen to nowadays these kids–I’m sure it’s loud, filthy, about drugs and sex outside of marriage, these kids disgust me– but she’s also taken a liking to “60′s music.” Our latest lesson was Neil Young. And now I can’t get “Ohio” out my brain.
Aloha, Starbuck, how’s Pacific Northwest tonite…? ;-)
That didn’t surprise me. Figured it would be a “global” settlement. I’m still pissed about my (for now) Catholic bishops.
I didn’t say hello, CT. What a rude prick I am. So sorry. Aloha,man!
Raw deals, rippoffs by the Ivy League corporate culture is just the daily order of buziness. Ho Hum shuffle on.
I have to say the sunset her was enjoyable. The days are getting longer, my vegetable garden is expressing it’s approval especially surrounded by recycled glass.
But remorse takes up to much room where appreciation needs the head space if you know where I am coming from. G)
Aloha, Bfl…! *heh* For What It’s Worth…! ;-)
Aloha, bb…! Always a pleasure…!
Oh, I did see that — declined to read past the graph that appeared with the headline. Trying to take breaks from such stuff…I just get impotently furious or depressed.
Starbuck…you haven’t noticed Caturday? Yes, it is for those of us have or had or love the kittehs. SD started it a few years ago when he realized we cat people were hijacking other threads to talk about the strange or funny or worrisome things our feline buddies do. So, a safe place to carry on the conversation, post pix, and not annoy non-cat people. Topics can range beyond the feline, and may well include the housecats’ large, wild relatives, but it’s kind of a sanctuary from the political and infuriating.
Rain, hail sunshine cold. That’s how it is.
OTOH, I discovered a gold mine of new works by an all time soprano favorite and spent a big part of the day just listening and making some copies.
Ohio does have a rather insistent beat that sticks with you, let alone the lyrics/subject.
FWIW pretty good too!
Is it in the Diaries? I didn’t look there but I didn’t see it in the front page postings either.
Interesting Teddy’s post brought out so much melancholy. Expectations outrun possibilities. Just lurking the post. Read some dissertations on Eocene geology. I bet after all those millions of years of global warming…the planet was covered with tropical growth…there is enough hydrocarbon to baporize the Earths atmosphere. that is unless the the political hot air does it first.
Aw, come on, don’t be coy…which soprano? (somebody made an Anna Netrebko reference earlier tonight…was that you?)
Thank you! Used to watch Smothers Brothers on Sunday night with the family. Mom and dad loved it. They loved Pat paulsen. I had 2 older brothers and it was a very politically aware family. i was the youngest. Good family to grow up in. Thanks agaain, CT.
Life’s Illusions . . ?
Nah, Life’s Been Good To Me, So Far.
Still Good, N My Mazzeriti Does 125.
Oh, yeah, it is in diaries…but for some reason it doesn’t show up if you just scroll through my fdl. If it gets enough recommends it’ll show up in the my fdl recommended, but may disappear after it shuts down around 11 EDT.
You can get there by clicking on Southern Dragon’s name in a friends list, or a people search.
Are you one of us? I’m withdrawing the directions if you’re a dog person and just wanna come and mock….
And isn’t that great! If anyone questions what FireDogLake is about, well, wow, it’s about news and causes and caring. The Lakeside Diner is so great. Caturday is a whole nother gatherin’ place. PUAC is something to look forward to on Saturday mornings. We may rage at the craziness that has America in its grip during most of most days, but there are certain safe places….like LateLateNight…..and the others where people can just gather in community. Lovely, really.
Smothers Bros…time well spent. Pink Panther was a treat last LN with newtoner.
Dude, according to the lyrics posted at the link, that Maserati does 185!
Ya gotta stop readin the news, including the real shit.
It only depresses me, for that matter.
Heard HI got hit hard with rains, floods, n some of that north and YER stuff is gonna hit CA . . . . doubt we’ll be hit as hard as HI was.
How bad was it, CT?
No, Kiri Te Kanawa, doing Broadway like this Cole Porter number
With Nelson Riddle, no less! Who would have thought Sinatra’s favorite orchestra doing an album with an opera star? A big one, no less!
Have a listen.
I used to go to parties till a quarter till four, n yes, it WAS hard to find the door.
It’s hard to handle this fortune and fame, every body is different I am the same.
N Joe Walsh is awesome, to this day . . lol
Aloha, Larue…! How’s the Missus and ya doing…?
Thank you back at ya. You do wear a lot of hats! Your desire for a war free USA is highly supported by me and appreciated. Norse “Stop the killin” is steady as the solar system.
What, me mock?
I love both species. We have had one dog, a big Shepherd, and 3 cats.
Yeah, something tells me the people who hate on FDL and/or Jane have never checked out the community postings like PUAC or Caturday, etc., etc.
Which, in a way, is okay with me. I prefer Caturday to stay relatively small (which is not to say that new posters aren’t welcome, just don’t wanna see 3000 of ‘em show up at once, yanno?).
The Big Isle was spared from the worst of it, tho it did hammer the rest of the Isles…!
Hey C, Pups,
Friends of mine have a Pink Floyd tribute band that’s quite accomplished, they did an arena show last year, here are a bunch of pics.
Just funnin’ with ya. I didn’t know any cats at all growing up; had two dogs. Became a “cat person” entirely by accident…
For what it’s worth, they don’t need us.
They Don’t Need Us, We Don’t Need Them.
We will all walk in our own waters I guess . . . ;-)
Best to you and all yers, hoss, thanks for the fonts.
I suspected such!
Ooh, kewl! Listening…as soon as the Joe Walsh is over (never realized that’s who did “Life is Good”).
On edit: actually listening now…lovely. I see some others that look good on the side bar. Think “Shadow of your Smile” will be up next for me. Thanks!
well, as Dr. Dick would say, gotta toddle off–am I allowed to steal his line? I just broke the 8th commandment but that’s pretty far down the list so how bad can it be?
Been making any interesting recipes lately?
I’m withdrawing the directions if you’re a dog person and just wanna come and mock…. Say if we’re multi-animal, and wanta mock ya’ll…? ;-)
CT did you see:
I would also suggest reading a guest post on Juan Cole’s blog. The writer says that Iran has some awesome alternative energy ops and China may front them to build more. That would offset missing nuclear production and make energy sustainable. Then then they could export oil for cash. Isreal could back off of the war talk as IAEA could do inspections to gaurantee compliance.
Howdy friend, as good as things allow.
I had two weeks of temp work, that was kewl.
We planted a LOT in pots and grounds Saturday . . .
I’ll have to do a pictorial before n after again.
Some new stuffs, left over from last year. Fennel for sure.
I’ll take pics n post.
N yep, best to you and all yers, friend, they don’t need us, but we need our own, n’est ce pas?
Saw it on the nooze, looked big time, glad you were spared.
Bon Nuit, Mon Ami…! It’s been awhile…! ;-)
Once you start in there’s a whole world of Kiri doing even jazz, with Andre Previn and Ray Brown.
Heh, thanks for askin . . . every day brings new challenges.
Tonite it’s non soaked pinto’s and red beans boiled up, meat, chili seasonings galore, garlic, balsamic vinegar, with cilantro and and chili passilla peppers (dried) ready to add as it all boils down slowly for 8 hours.
Gonna rain a lot here, so it’s time for chili, stews, and thick soups.
Nah, nuttin new . . . ;-)
Multi-animal more than welcome…ratfood used to post regularly about Bob, his parrot, before he got the exercise bug…But mocking the kittehs, the true MOTU’s? Not allowed, nuh-uh.
Oh, I do understand that sometimes some people just don’t get it. I’m still amazed at the people who wander onto a TBogg thread when it gets front-paged and go all Church Lady on it! I’m a snark appreciator, so I dearly love TBogg….love the bassets, too, of course. It’s a big world…..and there are lots of choices. If it isn’t immoral or hurtful, just move on down the trail, you know. And, Tejana, hope your upcoming week is fascinating and successful and comforting.
The IAEA can already confirm the non-diversion of their nuke stockpiles, but, ya don’t hear much about that fact…! 8-(
chile pasilla – is that one of the ones that has different names in Texas and California? I can’t keep all the possible names straight..
Btw, glad you had some temp work. Even short term, work is good when there hasn’t been any for awhile, isn’t it?
Ray Brown was one of the best in the double bass.
I have him on a few 70′s vinyls.
Love his works.
Aloha, Dearie…! How’s your beach doing tonite…?
Oh, yeah…people who don’t like snark really, really, should just skip on by TBogg. And the ones who try to tell him to stop it….hahahaha! I love the snark! Plus the bassets…who’d expect that combination, huh?
Thanks for the good wishes. I kind of don’t expect anything much to happen before about Wednesday. It’s weird. Which is why I’ve allowed myself to stay up late again…but it is getting late, isn’t it?
I just did a stew this evening. You are right it’s that time of the year.
I did it with both beef and pork, onions, garlic red pepper, tomatoes, Malbec, Madeira and stock. Oh, carrots and celery, traditional herbs and spices. Served over spiral noodles. Made enough for two meals but almost finished it up tonight.
I’m always reading FDL, putting links from Mas. and others to a few sites. Been busier, just had an amazing afternoon of shooting with two friends who are learning. I definitely like to help out, teach, share this stuff. OLd Montreal was glorious today, first day in the fifties this year.
On the Canada front, we’re swiftly becoming a fascistic theocracy.
Old Montreal with friends
Yeah, it was good, despite the fact I hated the telemaketing of volunteers to raise mone.
N I hated a few co workers, too.
No one sticks around on that job, so it was quite predatory, in all manners. They even let us go to take our commissions.
Job was 6 weeks as told, ran 2 weeks.
Typical hustle and jive . . . ;-)
N STILL was fun to jive with others tryin to hustle me off the floor.
N that’s life, in spots. Me, I want a spot where I WORK with others in a real team effort (illusion I know!). *G*
There is a 12 part video of the recording session and one of the videos shows Brown coaching Te Kanawa! Lots of humor and delight for those folks on those sessions.
The one I posted with her doing So In Love by Porter will bring a tear or two.
Awesome pics, Quebecois…!
Nice mixes . . . I like peas and pearl onions in mine, yer red wine choice is killer!!
I like my stews over sourdough breads in some form or another.
Yer’s is desirable!!!
Thanks. How’s Suz’s leg doing?
I have a vinyl product called CA Concert, the mid 70′s or so and Ray Brown is all over it with a number of bands.
Including Mangione, and others.
It’s a great album, all live.
He was one of the greats, for sure.
First a note to CT: Beach is great! We’re having some fine times before June Gloom takes over.
Then Tejana: It seems that it’s only recently that TBogg has been hauled over to Front Page….and the Puritans come out of the woodwork! They get their panties in a bunch and act like they just cannot comprehend what is going on…..and, in fact, they probably cannot comprehend. Snark is a delicacy, you know.
Oh, great pix! I periodically kick myself for never having made it to Montreal during my 8 years in Massachusetts.
It seemed, at the time, a long way away…though my ex and I talked about taking the train there…never got around to it.
Now that I live in Texas, it seems like it was pretty darn close!
Lesson learned–don’t pass up the chance to do something fun and new…the chance really may not come again.
And…reinforced by yet again, hearing of the death today of a well-known local restaurant owner who was..a year younger than I am.
Couple weeks ago, it was a well-known defense lawyer…lean and youthful looking…but also a year younger than I. Reminds one not to fool around…
Thanks! The addition of a little Madeira helps develop a full experience for the taste buds.
The Malbec I used is from Argentina.
Love the food ideas……always! You have good taste, I think.
“On the Canada front, we’re swiftly becoming a fascistic theocracy.” Sadly
It is the New World Order How to make the most of it or change it is the challenge. I am more concerned about the acidification of our Oceans that is destroying marine life and the coral habitats.
She’s doing, Quebecois, she seems to be hanging in there…! Maybe, she’ll pop by and answer it herself…! ;-)
OMG! TCM’s late movie is in Russian! Apparently from the early ’50′s…don’t recognize it. Sheesh. I have no means of recording these days, but I really need to go to sleep.
to Dearie – yeah, I positively hate it when TBogg gets front-paged.
On a related note, I saw “GCB” for the first time tonight…and thought it was hilarious. Then I saw a link for an article about Kraft pulling its ads, with comments…an amazing number of people complaining, straight-faced, that it was so “anti-Christian!” An equal number of people trying to explain satire, with no apparent success.
yeah, it’s over the top, but it’s actually not the Christian church taking the hits here, it’s the hypocritical pseudo-Christians.
Loved how many posters said they recognized all the characters from their own churches….
Some people just do not get snark or satire. I fear my own mother is one; most satire and irony have always passed right over her.
Larue..I got a call from a boiler room OP today around 6PM…a robo call offering to refi my mortgsge…I am a renter. Theu have figured a way to rip more peeps off.
Some James Gang… White Man, Black Man…
YOU mah dear, have them too as do more n a few Foodies at MyFDL.
I grok the foodies!
I applaud yer good tastes!
Yep, not surprised.
You hang tough and send them all to hades as you can, and I will too.
*heh* Gunsbeforebutter, absolutely despises Tbogg’s front-pagings…! ;-)
Killin me, don’t get me started with Walsh n James Gang.
I gotta g’thud, you be well out there with yers, n we’ll all get by with a little help from each other . . . rock on CT. ;-)
Teja, they’re dropping like flies around me, 4 in the last six months, half are five years younger than I am. Eat healthy, walk, love…
A shame you missed Montreal, rarely do folks leave from a visit without great stories.
Bigb, the planet has little chance to support us if we don’t change our ways. They’re exploring the gas shales around Montreal. Out of six holes, two have had to be shut down for escaping gases and water contamination. But, everything will be fine when they’ll be up and running… Sure.
g’thud, Larue…! *g*
Looks like I’ll turn in also.
But before I do, one more discovery to share:
The Heart is Slow to Learn A.L. Webber
Yeah, time for me to head off, too. spokoynoy nochi, y’all!
Indeed strange times we live in. the illusions CT;s video speaks off is what Orwell wrote about in 1984. In football they call it head fake left run right Obama has mastered that.
A shame you missed Montreal, rarely do folks leave from a visit without great stories. Quebec City, too…! Tis a shame there’s too many people walking around speaking a foreign language, eh…? ;-)
Pleasant dreams, Starbuck…!
Sweet dreams, tj…!
Do You Feel Like We Do…
Nice talking to you fine folks, have a good night!
Howdy Tut i know im late but things in these parts just get way toooo funny and strange. If it were any different it just would not be the same.
De beaux rêves, mon ami…!
Aloha, homeroid…! Never a dull moment…! ;-)
Ahh…finished 7 minute set of vertical leg presses. Hope sleep kicks in for growth. trying to develop more powr/speed in the leg drove added 50# and a minute.
Got to stay strong to stay free!
Down By The River…
What’s your latest event you’re training for, bb…?
Homeroid you have a good philosphy. If it ain’t all meesed up time to get worried. As they say in the military Situation Normal All Fucked up. (SNAFU) At least we don’t have to worry about dinasaurs getting us.
Anybody bagging on cats will get on the Merle Haggard side of me. If you don’t like them, fine, I can’t stand children, but most of the time I keep it to myself. I expect the same.
Right now FUBAR(F*cked Up Beyond All Recognition) seems just as apropo…!
Dang that makes me want to hear some dinosaurs. Them days was some good tunes.
Dang it, it seems I need to bite the #99 bullet…!
I have those very same thoughts about Religion, Sex, Music, etc…! ;-)
Congrats, homeroid, and Mahalo on the 99…! ;-)
Here ya go…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0FOZ0-VpcU
And i was not even trying! But hey i cant believe i found some.
later Tut i gots some readin to catch up on.
Pleasant dreams, bb…! My toobz just went kablooie…!
Pleasant dreams, homeroid…!
Much mahalo ya’ll, for the awesome company tonite…!
Aloha Oe…! *g*
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